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Call sign:
Nan - William - Mike - Able

PC-625 served the Navies of the United States and Free France.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser: Laid down, 2 May 1942 by the Jeffersonville Boat and Machinery Co., Jeffersonville, IN; Launched, 22 July 1942; Commissioned USS PC-625, 25 September 1942; Decommissioned, 16 October 1944 and transferred to the Free French as Grenadier at Toulon, France; Struck from the French Navy list 2 January 1958. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 280 t.(lt) , 450 t.(fl); Length 173' 8"; Beam 23'; Draft 10' 10"; Speed 20.2 kts.; Complement 65; Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one single 40mm gun mount; three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectiles, two depth charge tracks; Propulsion two 2,880bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial No. 7775 and 7776), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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PC-625 71k Launching day. Bob Daly/PC-1181

There is no DANFS history available for PC-625
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